Born and raised in Denver, Pappas was exposed at a young age to the various music styles and inspirations found in Colorado’s thriving music community. He began playing guitar and writing acoustic music before his teenage years and was later on exposed to influential acts like Nero, Caspa, Zeds Dead, Pretty Lights and The Glitch Mob. These dynamic producers opened him up to the imagination and ingenuity found in electronic music.
Going into his college years, Pappas’ growing interest led to his first foray in music production. At Naropa University (Boulder), he studied music theory, ethnomusicology and recording arts with aspirations to create a fluid, stylish mix of early generation bass music and vast emotional ethos. His contemporary inspirations range from Apashe, Flume, Zeds Dead, and CloZee–groundbreaking sonic creators not bound by genre.
Under his former moniker Opalyte, Pappas released a string of highly anticipated tracks, including two break-out singles, “A Perfect World in Our Heads” and “Supercritical,” and has charted releases with well-respected imprints like Wakaan (“Ultimate Dragon” with Mersiv) and MorFlo Records (“Galaxy” with Mauka). Pappas has also performed with marquee names in the industry like Mersiv, Smoakland, Megan Hamilton, SoDown, SuperAve. and more.
Through the Venture 5 project, Pappas supplies a diverse arsenal of breathtaking soundscapes, emotional melodies and exciting bass drops that lead listeners through an audio expedition unlike any other. Sending signals into the hearts of his audience, inspiring them to live a true adventure and to “face your fears.”